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CRS Italy Workshop 2022

7-9 October, 2022 - Genoa

Introduction and Theme

After two years of virtual-only meetings, the CRS Italia workshop in October 2022 will be a great opportunity to meet again, discuss science, and shape together the future of our society.

The theme of the 2022 CRS Italia Workshop is “Unmet Medical Needs: Opportunities and Challenges for Drug Delivery Scientists”. Clinical and pharmaceutical scientists, biotechnologists and bioengineers, cancer biologists and immunologists will present the most pressing medical needs in oncology, neurology, immunology, and metabolic disorders, and elaborate on recent nanobiotechnological developments to address them. The workshop will be articulated over 5 sessions, with 10 invited speakers and 8 selected speakers among the CRS Italy community, one poster session, and one full Sunday morning Young CRS Italy Scientist session. Multiple break sessions will facilitate interactions, and face-to-face discussions, and help launch new interdisciplinary collaborations. The Organizing and Scientific committees look forward to welcoming you all to Genova for a vibrant meeting with strong audience participation.


Palazzo della Borsa di Genova, Via XX Settembre, 44 - 16121 Genova, Italy

Stock Exchange Palace Palazzo della Nuova Borsa Valori, better known as Palazzo della Borsa, is a historic building in Genoa, located in Piazza De Ferrari. Built by architects Dario Carbone and Amedeo Pieragostini, the building has architecture that recalls the neo-sixteenth century style, while the interiors, the work of Adolfo Coppedè, are inspired by the Art Nouveau style.

Scientific Committee

  • Paolo Decuzzi
  • Francesco Cilurzo
  • Pasquale del Gaudio
  • Ida Genta
  • Gennara Cavallaro
  • Giuseppe Colombo
  • Bice Conti
  • Giuseppe De Rosa
  • Piero Iamartino
  • Nadia Passerini
  • Rosario Pignatello
  • Massimo Pedrani
  • Chiara Sinico

Local Organizing Committee

  • Paolo Decuzzi
  • Gabriele Caviglioli
  • Sara Baldassari
  • Daniele Di Mascolo
  • AnnaLisa Palange
  • Roberto Palomba
  • Giorgia Ailuno
  • Eleonora Russo
  • Guendalina Zuccari
  • Sara Olcese

Plenary Speakers

  • Ben Boyd
    Monash & Copenhagen University
  • Dinorah Friedmann-Morvinski
    Tel Aviv University
  • Avi Schroeder
  • Laura Pastorino
    University of Genoa
  • Diego Ferone
    University of Genoa
  • Dimitrios A. Lamprou
    Queen’s University Belfast
  • Silvia Scaglione
    CNR Genoa
  • Jai Prakash
    Twente University
  • Raffaele De Palma
    University of Genoa
  • Helena Florindo
    Lisbon University
  • Giulia Pacchioni
    Springer Nature London



Friday, October 7, 2022 (Half Day)
TitleChairSession nameSpeakers
Title: Welcome and Registration
13:00 - 14:00
Title: Session I
14:00 - 15:30
Chair: Prof. Pasquale del Gaudio and Dr. Silvia Pisani
Session name: Engineering Natural and Living Materials in Drug Delivery
Speakers: Prof. Ben Boyd (Monash Univ. and Univ. Copenhagen) (45 min)
Prof. Dinorah Friedmann-Morvinski (Tel Aviv University) (45 min)
Title: Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:00
Title: Session II
16:00 - 17:00
Chair: Dr. Daniele Di Mascolo and Dr. Silvia Franzè
Session name: Nanoparticles in the treatment of Neurological Disorders

Dr. Agata Zamborlin - NEST, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (20 min)
Dr. Valeria Nele - University of Naples Federico II (20 min)
Dr. Debora Santonocito - University of Catania (20 min)

Title: Poster Session I
17:00 - 18:00


Saturday, October 8, 2022 (Full Day)
TitleChairNameSpeakersSelected Speakers
Title: Session III
08:30 - 10:20
Chair: Prof. Gennara Cavallaro and Prof. Anna Scomparin
Name: Overcoming Biological Barriers
Speakers: Prof. Avi Schroeder - Technion (35 min)
Prof. Laura Pastorino - University of Genoa (35 min)
Selected Speakers: Ilaria Ottonelli - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (20 min)
Dr. Gabriella Costabile - Unviersity of Naples “Federico II” (20 min)
Title: Coffee Break
10:20 - 11:00
Title: Session IV
11:00 - 12:50
Chair: Dr. Michele Schlich and Prof. Rita Cortesi
Name: Drug Delivery in Metabolic Disorders and Diabetes
Speakers: Prof. Diego Ferone - University of Genoa (35 min)
Prof. Dimitrios A. Lamprou - Queen’s University Belfast) (35 min)
Selected Speakers: Prof. Fabio Salvatore Palumbo, University of Palermo (20 min)
Prof. Giulia Auriemma, Unviersity of Salerno (20 min)
Title: Lunch Break and Discussion + Technical Presentations
12:50 - 14:30
Title: Session V
14:30 - 16:20
Chair: Prof. Francesca Selmin and Dr. Roberto Palomba
Name: 3D Cell Models for Drug Delivery
Speakers: Dr. Silvia Scaglione - CNR Genova (35 min)
Prof. Jai Prakash - University of Twente (35 min)
Selected Speakers: Chiara Coricciati, CNR-NANOTEC Lecce (20 min)
Prof. Filippo Rossi, Polytechnic University of Milan (20 min)
Title: Poster Session III
16:20 - 17:30
Title: CRS Italia General Assembly and Election “Board of Directors 2023 - 2025”
17:30 - 18:00
Title: Social Dinner
20:00 -
Chair: Genova Porto Antico - “I Tre Merli” Restaurant
Name: Google Maps


Sunday October 9, 2022 (Half-Day)
TitleChairNameSpeakersSelected Speakers
Title: Session VI
09:00 - 10:30
Chair: Dr. Enrica Chiesa and Dr. Thomas Moore
Name: Special Session organized by the CRS Italia Young Scientists
Speakers: Panelist: Dr. Giulia Pacchioni - Springer Nature London
Selected Speakers: Dr. Chiara Bastianchic - University of Turin Prof. Ben Boyd - Monash and Copenhagen University
Prof. Paolo Caliceti - University of Padua
Title: Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:00
Title: Session VII
11:00 - 12:50
Chair: Prof. Silvia Arpicco and Dr. Sara Baldassari
Name: Drug Delivery for Cancer Immunotherapies
Speakers: Prof. Raffaele De Palma - University of Genova (35 min)
Prof. Helena Florindo - University of Lisbon (35 min)
Selected Speakers: Dr. AnnaLisa Palange, IIT Genova (20 min)
Prof. Francesca Mastrotto, University of Padua (20 min)
Title: Closure

Organizing Secretariat

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A limited number of rooms are available at special rates from the following hotels

Best Western Plus City

  • Price
    € 105
  • Room
    Double single use (Breakfast included)
  • Tel:
    +39 010 584 707
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Best Western Hotel Metropoli

  • Price
    € 99
  • Room
    Double single use (Breakfast included)
  • Tel:
    +39 010 2468 888
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